Second Sunday Talk
Omaha's Jobbers Canyon
Fort Omaha Campus Building 10, Room 110
The development of Jobber's Canyon exemplified Omaha's
emergence as a central hub in the U.S. transportation
system in the early 20th century. In 1989, 24 buildings
in the historic district were demolished to make room
for the ConAgra corporate headquarters. This sparked
national front page coverage, protests, and federal
Join us for a panel discussion on the area’s history as
well as the efforts to save it from the wrecking ball.
The talk is presented by the Douglas County Historical
Society with funding provided by the Dr. C.C. and Mabel
L. Criss Memorial Foundation.
This Second Sunday Talk will be held on February 14 at 2
pm at the Fort Omaha campus of Metro Community College
in Building 10 Room 110. The event is free for members
and $5 for non-members. Please call 402-455-9990 ext.
101 or email
email@example.com for reservations.
Closed for President's Day Holiday
Reader's Circle - Inklings by Jeff Koterba
General Crook House Museum
DCHS is pleased to announce Reader's Circle, which will focus on authors from Douglas County.
This month's meeting will be on February 24 at noon at the Crook House
Our book will be "Inklings" by Jeff Koterba.
When Jeffrey Koterba was six, he started drawing his
first cartoons, painstakingly copying from the Sunday
Omaha World Herald’s funny papers and making up his
own characters. With a pen and a sheet of white paper,
he was able to escape into a world that was clean,
expansive, and comfortable—a refuge from the pandemonium
you are interested in participating in the Reader's Circle, please call
402-455-9990 ext. 101 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost to participate is $5 for members and $10 for non
members. Special thanks to our sponsor Duggars Cafe who
will be providing treats for participants.
DCHS and MCC’s Great Plains Theatre Conference
Presents a Reading of an Excerpt from Northside Carnation and Discussion
Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, Room 110
Carnation by Denise Chapman is a play based on the life of Mildred
Brown, matriarch of Omaha’s north side and founder of
the Omaha Star newspaper, a channel of
communication for Omaha’s African American community.
The play journeys across four decades of Omaha history
and explores the struggles and triumphs of a leader and
a community in a time of great change, asking the
question, "Where do we need to go from here?"
is a short reading/discussion of an excerpt of the play.
A full production will take place on May 29th
at the Elks Lodge, 2420 Lake St. The final performance
will be presented as part of the Great Plains Theatre
This project is supported in part by an award from
Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for
the Arts, Nebraska Arts Council, and foundations,
corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas,
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.